1 hr 4 min

Rashid Johnson on Escapism and Upending the Notion of the “Monolithic Experience‪”‬ Time Sensitive Podcast

    • Society & Culture

On this episode of Time Sensitive, artist and director Rashid Johnson talks about the steep challenge of turning Richard Wright’s famed novel “Native Son” into an HBO feature film; using materials such as shea butter, black soap, and plants in his artworks; why he remains somewhat ambivalent about the idea of “wokeness”; and his fascination with the complexity and diversity of not just blackness but also whiteness.

On this episode of Time Sensitive, artist and director Rashid Johnson talks about the steep challenge of turning Richard Wright’s famed novel “Native Son” into an HBO feature film; using materials such as shea butter, black soap, and plants in his artworks; why he remains somewhat ambivalent about the idea of “wokeness”; and his fascination with the complexity and diversity of not just blackness but also whiteness.

1 hr 4 min

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